(08/06/2016)
The state is saying that $55 million in road damages have resulted from the recent devastating flood in the Mountain State.

The state Division of Highways announced a revised road damage estimate Friday, The total is about $8 million higher than an estimate made by state officials on July 7.

The damage was over 17 counties.

Kanawha County incurred the costliest damage at $15.6 million.

Clay County was second-hardest hit with $12.8 million in damage to its roads.

Three bridges in Kanawha and Clay each, and bridges in Nicholas, Greenbrier and Fayette, were considered a total loss.

Greenbrier had 121 routes affected and Nicholas had the second most at 81.

The state had already been declared among the worst in the nation in replacing deficient bridges, repairing roads and over 30 years behind on a repaving scheduled.


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